The White House

4.5
702 reviews
£25 and under
Scottish
Stylish City Centre cocktail bar and bistro offering a wide range of cocktails, quality wines and premium spirits together with freshly prepared, Scottish based lunch and dinner menus available all day from 12 noon til late. The emphasis at The White House is on high end customer service in a relaxed and friendly environment. Table service means there is no need to queue at the bar so why not pay us a visit, take a seat, relax and let us look after you....!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 702 People Are Saying
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JulieD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delightful place to enjoy, fantastic food and choice, good price too would strongly recommend lovey decor too

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NatalieM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was out standing, the service was fantastic, cocktails were out of this world! all in all we had an amazing experience. Will defo be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Inverness
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always!

The White House
Responded a day ago

Hello, Thank you for leaving us a 5-star review! :)

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Maggie
Inverness
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Very slow to serve us at the start. Lighting a bit too low to see menu properly but candles came shortly after. Food was excellent and didnt feel under pressure to hurry and leave. We all had a lovely time and would come back.

The White House
Responded a day ago

Hello Maggie, Thank you for leaving your honest feedback. We are sorry to hear our service was slow to start and the lighting as too low. I will be sure to feedback your comments to the team for areas to improve. We are happy to hear you enjoyed our food and had an overall lovely time. Thanks again. :)

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Nic8
Inverness
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Not as good as the last time I was there. Not everything was available on the menu. Food was over cooked. Service was good initially but it took them 25 minutes to come over so we could pay our bill (prompted). Lovely surroundings but we left disappointed.

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GARRYC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. great service with friendly staff. Would definitely go back and highly recommend.

The White House
Responded a day ago

Hi GARRYC, Thank you for leaving us a great 5-star review! We really appreciate it and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. :)

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FionaS
Inverness
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good selection of food. Attentive service. Cocktails amazing.

The White House
Responded a day ago

Hello FionaS, Thank you for leaving us a great 5-star review! We really appreciate it and look forward to welcoming you back again soon for more amazing cocktails! :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Soup was excellent , calamari and chicken dish were well made
Batter was too thick on onion rings but that is just a preference of mine to be light overall would very much recommended here

The White House
Responded a day ago

Hello, Thank you for leaving your honest feedback. We are happy to hear you enjoyed our soup, calamari and chicken dish! I will take note regarding the onion rings and feedback on your comments to our chef. We do hope you come back and try us again soon. Thank you. :)

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MarkM
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very nice place for food or just a few drinks, food really nice and prices very reasonable. Would definitely go back

The White House
Responded a day ago

Hi MarkM, Thank you for leaving us a great review! We really appreciate it and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. :)

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GillianG
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a catch up with my friend was lovely, food was good and drinks. We were looked after well and not made to feel like we should go we just sat and enjoyed the afternoon.

The White House
Responded a day ago

Hello GillianG, Thank you for leaving us a great 5-star review! We are happy to hear you and your friend enjoyed your catch up with us and were well looked after. We look forward to welcoming you both back again soon! :)

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OpenTable Diner
Inverness
3 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good welcome with Covid precautions to the fore.
Excellent service from staff - regular checks that everything ok - empty plates cleared quickly - always polite and cheerful.
Food tasty and well presented, good-sized portions!
Pity that only one of us could have the baked cod (must have been a popular choice - for good reasons!). But didn’t take away from our enjoyment of a lovely meal in an excellent restaurant.

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stevend
Inverness
7 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really good food and staff friendly and helpful also a wide range of drinks.

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JohnH
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent friendly service, large delicious portions and great atmosphere

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NicolaR
London
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice modern restaurant, friendly service and good food. We’d return if we visit Inverness again.

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OpenTable Diner
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We visited for drinks and were very satisfied, great attentive service and fab atmosphere!

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PaulineR
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place, lovely cocktails and staff. Highly recommend it.

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Morty
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, fantastic cocktail menu and friendly attentive service. We were there for a family meal and something for everyone on the menu, especially my daughter who is gluten free diet. Great choice!

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OpenTable Diner
Inverness
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and ambience first class. Highly recommend!

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BronwenB
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting as it was getting dark outside.
Fish platter was very tasty and the staff were very attentive

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ANDREAM
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely location, venue, staff and menu. Highly recommended.

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colinr
Inverness
5 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish we had an excellent time

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Andrewp
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Myself and my wife went for lunch , on Friday 17/12/21 at 1pm , a lovely welcome , and shown to our seat, ordered drinks, wait a few minutes then placed our food order, starters arrived hot and plenty of it, table was cleared very quick then main course arrived the pork burger was amazing and chunky chips lovely. We wasn't rushed and made to feel special thank you very much . We will be back

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TinaL
Inverness
3 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant, good food and service. An reasonable price.

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Gill
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

As usual a very pleasant evening out…….very friendly welcome…lovely decor.
Good spacing of tables and care taken with COVID regs.
All our choices were great….from a varied menu……good to see calorie count( made me avoid the fish and chips !!)
One of my favourite restaurants in Inverness

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ChristineP
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was excellent dinner. Only fault Mincemeat pie was burned.

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Natalie
Inverness
2 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and company. Highly recommend.

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nancyh
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely food, excellent service and lovely ambience

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AlexL
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place to go, food was lovely and it had a good vibe

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Cheyenne
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and Staff! Would highly recommend and a variety of different foods!

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aileend
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous, staff were lovely. Won’t hesitate to return

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Kirsty
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and fabulous staff. The process to get in made us feel safer visiting this restaurant.

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NiallH
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Brilliant food, classic "good food".

Only downside was food table was booked for 12 and the restaurant didn't open it's doors until exactly 12. I understand that's correct but would of been nice to not wait outside in the rain due to us wanting to be on time.

However this did not change my opinion of the Whitehouse and I will be back to enjoy another fantastic meal.

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Shona
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Your staff are a credit to your business. We were all made to feel so welcome. Thank you

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BillyB68
Inverness
9 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come to Inverness about 3-4 times a year , and would never miss the chance to dine at The White House . So much so we cancelled our plans tonight for another visit for my Wife’s birthday tonight . Service is exceptional, friendly staff , knowledgeable and very helpful . Haggis , neeps& tatties with whisky sauce is a must ! Cocktails were so good too .

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SusanG
Aberdeen
7 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked a table for cocktails for our anniversary. We were greeted and given the option of two seating areas. Ordered drinks which were made promptly and delicious. Staff were very attentive and the bar is beautifully decorated and has a lovely atmosphere. We stayed for allocated two hours trying a few different cocktails.

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MattC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely restaurant, good ambience, delicious food. Busy on a Friday night so worth booking in advance, but it's obvious why - great place to eat.

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JacquiA
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely lunch here yesterday! Lovely ambience, food was delicious and the staff friendly and very efficient! Due back in a couple of weeks looking forward to it!

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Sandi
Inverness
3 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere and amazing food and cocktails.

Service good and bang on the money with Covid procedures.

Will definitely return

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely attentive staff. Food was delicious, the courgette and spinach courgettes were one of the best things we have ever had. Thoroughly recommend, we will definitely be back

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eilidhm
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food nicely served very efficient. Got the impression the staff weren't happy. No smiles or jokes but didn't take away from the nice lunch we had.

FAQs

The White House is rated 4.5 stars by 702 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.